Duration – One day

Effective presentations are an important aspect of any business. Developing the confidence and capability to deliver a presentation can be accompanied by the sense of dread or apprehension. This course is designed to give participants a full understanding of how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation with confidence.

By the end of the course participants will:

• Know how to undertake proper preparation for a presentation
• Understand guidelines for structuring a presentation
• Know how to maintain the audience’s interest and how to project clearly
• Learn how to make appropriate use of visual aids to enhance your message
• Be confident when dealing with questions
• Understand how to avoid common presentational pitfalls


Course objectives and introductions

Barriers to presentations
• Identifying the barriers to effective presentations

• Defining objectives
• What you need to know about your audience
• The importance of timings
• Consideration of your delivery environment
• Other critical preparations

Building and structuring a presentation
• Gathering, selecting and ordering your material
• The importance of illustrating material by using experience and imagination when speaking
• Making and using notes and timings
• Effective openings and closings

Using Visual aids
• What makes a good visual
• Using Power Point animation appropriately
• Tips for using Power Point in presentations

• Holding the listener’s attention – the use of words and tone of voice
• The use of body language
• Dealing with nerves

Handling questions
• How to deal competently with questions

Who should attend?
This course is ideal for any individual who would like to either develop or refine their presentation skills by presenting with confidence and style.


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